Mary Dezember creates stories about possibilities—inspiring champions to find their magic for a new and better day. She believes it helps to make life magical, even if that means simply cuddling a cat, donning a tiara, talking with a unicorn, channeling the muse, or reading a good book. She lives in the Land of Enchantment.
A lover of the beauty and power of language, she states: “We spell words and, arranged well, words can put a spell on us.”
Her novel, Wild Conviction: Sixteen is Power, (Brilliant Moon Press), is a richly historical, coming-of-age, socially conscious, epic adventure with touches of magic and love. It examines the historical basis for contemporary social issues and the rite of passage to identity, including the hero’s emotional and intellectual quest.
Her publications also include several non-fiction essays and articles, fiction, and two books of poetry: Earth-Marked Like You (Sunstone Press) and Still Howling (CreateSpace Independent Publishing), with the title poem being First Place winner of the Best Beat Poem Contest, 2016, sponsored by Beatlick Press.
She holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature with an emphasis in Comparative Arts from Indiana University. In addition to being an author of novels, she is a poet, Professor Emeritus of English at New Mexico Tech (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology), and a scholar of the arts, literature, and writing.
“Mary Dezember has created a tour de force
featuring a strong young woman
who displays integrity, independence, empathy,
and a commitment to equality—
a necessary role model for today’s world and any other.”
—T. A. Niles, from T. A.’s Poetic Expressions-Plus
[about Mary’s novel Wild Conviction]
Author photo by Jason Collin Photography